Journal article

Remaking slums: international examples of upgrading neighbourhoods

The slum, self-constructed houses and neighbourhoods, signifies the dwelling and home for a very representative part of humanity. This text analyses the different typologies and the different possible and ethical strategies for foreseeing, for remaking and for the resettlement of these self-produced neighbourhoods.
Conference paper

Lean thinking for structural engineers

The lean application in construction sector has received significant attention. Building up on previous recommendations regarding lean design and construction, this study explored lean thinking for Structural Engineers (SE) to identify new, efficient and innovative ways for executing structural designs and engineering works.
Conference paper

Capability-building competition in design: case study

This paper uses the action research method retrospectively to better understand the development of capability on a series of 7 Higher Education building projects during the architectural planning phase prior to the start of design.
Journal article

Modular approach to multi-objective environmental optimization of buildings

The application of heuristic algorithms with life cycle assessment (LCA) is a promising approach to efficiently optimize the building and minimize the environmental impact even in a very large design space. Through the optimization, significant environmental savings of 60–80% were achieved compared to the initial...

Design guide for small-scale local facilities

This design guide outlines a scheme for a new architectural model for youth justice facilities in Victoria. It aims to make good design principles concrete, so that the designs of future facilities might have the benefit of a best-practice evidence base.
Conference paper

Planning the BIM process in AEC projects

The architectural, engineering and construction industry (AEC Industry) needs to focus on the early design phases. The use of Lean Design Management and Building Information Model (BIM) can be used together for reducing uncertainty and improve communication.
Conference paper

A case study on improving standardization in the conception phase by developing tools and protocols

This paper presents an action research approach to develop and implement a framework to help in creating an improved visual mapping of the information flows between the departments of an architectural firm. The aim is to use the principles of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) from...
Conference paper

Development and testing of an innovative architectural programming simulation as a precursor to target value design

The purpose of this research was to explore the importance of architectural programming in helping to identify key attributes of value to an owner, and to report on a lean game designed and preliminarily validated by the authors to investigate the accuracy and perception of...
Conference paper

Exploring interdisciplinary collaboration in the detailed design phase of construction projects

Theoretically, collaboration has been studied from a variety of perspectives grouped into normative and practice-based approaches that have enhanced the research field at the inter-organisational macro-level, but there is no consensus on a framework to measure collaboration empirically in the field. Therefore, the aim of...
Conference paper

Toward lean management for digital fabrication: a review of the shared practices of lean, DFMA and DFAB

Digital Fabrication (dfab) is emerging as a new technical and computational approach for the architecture and construction industry. Lean construction management and design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) offer two potential strategies for managing dfab.
Conference paper

Lean, automation and modularization in construction

The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry lags behind the manufacturing industry, both in terms of innovation and productivity, mainly due to its heterogeneous, fragmented nature and the uniqueness of its projects. This paper analyzes three effective processes and technologies which are carrying out great...
Technical report

Progressing precinct modelling on the UNSW campus and beyond: BIM/PIM and 3DGIS system architecture and visualisation

This report presents a way of structuring and visualising geospatial data and their corresponding semantics and metadata in a Precinct Information Model (PIM). The datasets obtained from UNSW Estate Management (EM) are used in this development. The study is completed through several steps involving pre-processing...

Paris? Melbourne? Public housing doesn’t just look the same, it’s part of the challenges refugees face

How public housing design can be reimagined to reflect the lives and experiences of its residents.

Central Melbourne design guide: draft for exhibition

The intent of the graphic format of this document is to make the policy clearer and more accessible to a diverse audience, including the community, designers, planners, and developers.
Conference paper

Turangawaewae, time and meaning

What imbues a place with meaning, making it ‘iconic’? Can labels such as ‘icon’ fit alongside Māori concepts of place, and if so how?
Conference paper

Adaptive master planning

The University of New South Wales was, along with the Australian National University, one of the first post-war greenfield campuses. Located in the south-east Sydney suburb of Kensington, a stable long–term vision for site planning was hampered by a constrained site which expanded incrementally. Design...
Conference paper

The authorship of space

The purpose of this paper is to provide new insights into how Melbourne was transformed from the 1960s through to the 1980s and consider if there are lessons learnt from this work to apply to the future planning and design of cities. Archival research and...
Conference paper

Provenance – emergence, emulations and disjunctions in urban Melbourne

Cities are premised on ideas. The built environment is a projection of formal and structural determinants such as trade, defence, changes in cultural, religious and ideological influences etc. Urban architecture is an appraisal of these values, and urban processes are the primary mechanism for transmission...
Conference paper

Making modern Jewish Melbourne

The Anglo-Jewish community of Melbourne underwent radical change and massive growth from the 1930s with the immigration of those fleeing Hitler’s Europe. This paper will explore the making of modern Jewish Melbourne through an architectural and social history of the many institutional buildings constructed in...
Conference paper

Labs and slabs

The nearly two-decade long creation of the medical/health research precinct at the University of Melbourne in the 1950s and 1960s transformed a previously unused part of the Parkville campus into a showpiece of modernist planning and architecture. This paper outlines the strategic colocation of a...
Conference paper

Core, courtyard, grid: civic form and the (late) modern campus in Australia

The urban design theorist and historian Alexander D’Hooghe has argued that Josep Luis Sert’s idea of the core is a key to understanding the “abandoned foundations of the late modern project” in architecture and urbanism. “The Core”, D’Hooghe argues, “is a series of precisely circumscribed...
Conference paper

Lindsay Dixon Pryor: setting foundations for Australian campus landscapes

Lindsay Dixon Pryor (1915-1998) is best known for his contribution to the landscape of Canberra when employed as landscape manager and landscape architect by the Department of the Interior between 1944 and 1958. Pryor was trained as a forester and subsequently applied himself to cognate...

European heritage label - 2017 panel report

The European Heritage Label is a European Union initiative that brings cultural heritage sites with a European dimension to the fore. This report contains recommendations and explanations for the attribution of the European Heritage Label in 2017.

Concrete proposals for building blocks for an EU policy in the field of architecture

Gives an overview of possible recommendations on which kind of programmes, projects and requirements could help put architecture and urban planning on the European agenda for a sustainable development of cities and as a guarantee of quality of life for European citizens.
Conference paper

Understanding the value generated by a co-creation approach to the built environment

Cities are increasingly being looked to for strategies to address climate change through fostering low-carbon living. This requires not only technological innovation, but also a program of behaviour change. A recent report by the World Economic Forum suggests that architects and other practitioners in the...